Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Post-Op Instructions


Initial Wound Care Instructions

  • Keep healing cap on until your post-operative checkup in the ENT clinic.
  • Keep the wound/cap free from water until post-operative checkup.
  • Keep incision line clean if visible around the gauze.

After the Cap is Removed

  • Clean the incision daily with a cotton swab and hydrogen peroxide to remove debris.
  • Apply prescription ointment daily or as prescribed.

What to Expect After Surgery

  • Possible dizziness.
  • No lifting anything over 5 lbs. for at least two weeks.
  • Sneeze with your mouth open.
  • You will return to the ENT clinic within a few weeks after surgery for post-operative checkup.

Call the ENT clinic or Case Manager if you experience any of the following:

  • The cap comes off
  • Drainage that persists
  • Swelling
  • Increased pain
  • Fever of 101º or higher